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LOOK: Philippine Navy officials tour US submarine 

/ 06:41 PM December 14, 2018
LOOK: Philippine Navy officials tour US submarine

Sailors assigned to USS Greeneville (SSN 772) discuss navigational techniques with Philippine Navy Capt. Edwin Nera, commander, Philippine Submarine Group, during a tour of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine./ US PACIFIC FLEET

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Navy officials had a chance to tour a US submarine USS Greeneville (SSN772) and submarine tender USS Emory Land (AS 39) which docked in Palawan early this week.

Naval Forces West deputy commander Capt. Carlos Sabarre and Submarine Group head Capt. Edwin Nera were among the guests of the Los-Angeles fast attack submarine last Dec. 10, a statement from the US Pacific 7th Fleet said.

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Cmdr. Terry Nemec, commanding officer of the USS Greeneville, took the chance to highlight the Philippine-US alliance, citing the continued bilateral and multilateral exercises of both navies.

USS Emory Land also hosted some 139 Filipino guests.

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“The crews of the Greeneville and Land continue to impress our regional partners with their dedication and professionalism during recent visits,” Capt. Michael D. Luckett, Land’s commanding officer was quoted as saying.

Emory Land is one of the two forward-deployed submarine tenders and is on a scheduled deployment in the US 7th Fleet area of operations, the statement said./ac

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